News: conferences, events and seminars


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Race and Surveillance: A one-day conference, London

Refugee Protection in Restrictive Time: Challenges and ways forward – postgraduate conference, Belfast

Embodied Gender/Sex Identity: What is it and how does it form?, Leeds

The future of Europe after 2020: challenges and expectations, Nottingham: call for papers

Hybrid Data Governance in the Cloud, Oxford

Brexit and Labour Rights under Trade Agreements: Neoliberal populism at work?, London

How to get a PhD in Law: Day Three on researching, disseminating and publishing in the digital world, London

EU Report on Fake News and Online Disinformation: Policy, law, and media responses, London

Are Advertisements Different from News? The legal making of press advertising in Britain, 1850-1914, London

Economic Evidence in Utilities Regulation: Delineating the boundaries of administrative discretion, London

Criminal Law’s Role in Sustaining Civil Peace and Liberal Democracy, London

Law and the Precarious Home: Socio-legal perspectives on the home in insecure times, London

gLAWcal Summer Institute, Beijing, China

Voice through Law: Navigating and negotiating Brexit as a resident EU citizen, London

There’s More to Life … Work-Life Balance, the Value of the Arts, and Well-Being, London

Police use of Body-Worn Cameras and the Prosecution of Domestic Abuse: Policy, practice and research, Leeds

Symposium on Law, Compassion, Dignity, and Vulnerability, London

Conflict prevention through societal integration: Insights into the work of the High Commissioner on National Minorities, Liverpool

Removing Safe Spaces: Terrorism, communication and international human rights, Leeds

Legal Education and Training Review: 5 years on, Leeds: 2nd call for papers

Rethinking Legal Education: Lord Upjohn Lecture by Professor William Twining, London

ESRC Festival of Social Science, nationwide: call for applications

The Times and Temporality of International Human Rights Law, Belfast

LSAANZ Annual Conference, Wollongong, Australia: call for papers

Socio-Legal Sources and Methods in Family and Social Welfare Law, London: booking open

Socio-legal Studies/Sociologie du Droit: Methods, traditions, theories in France and the UK, Paris: call for contributions and registration

Socio-Legal Masterclass, Oxford: registration now open


2018


April

Contemporary Challenges to International Law and Policy on Sustainable Development, Energy, Climate Change, Environmental Protection, Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer

Dates: 19–21 April 2018

Venue: Masaryk University, Telč, Czech Republic

Organised by gLAWcal (Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development UK), the European Society of International Law Interest Group on International Environmental Law and the American Society of International Law (Interest Group on Intellectual Property Law. Please see website and for details. 

Empirical Legal Research Festival

Date: 24 April 2018

Venue: Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh

Organised by the University of Edinburgh’s Empirical Legal Research Network. Please see website for details.

The 21st Session of the UNESCO Chair on Culture and Cyberspace’s Conference Series

Date: 24 April 2018

Venue: University of Tehran, Iran

Please see website for details.

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Ecological Regulation: What is needed and what is possible?

Date: 24 April 2018

Venue: Manor Road Social Science Building, University of Oxford.

Speaker: Professor Fiona Haines, University of Melbourne

This is a Regulation Discussion Group event. See attachment for details.

5th Winchester Conference on Trust, Risk, Information and Law

Date: 25 April 2018

Venue: Holiday Inn, Winchester

Theme: Public law, politics and the constitution: a new battleground between the law and technology?

Keynote speakers: Micahel Barton, Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary, and Jamie Bartlett, Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media for Demos in conjunction with the University of Sussex

Breakout sessions will explore fake news, the use of algorithms in the public sector, infringements over the internet and other issues. The conference will include the launch of the University of Winchester’s new Centre for Parliament and Public Law, with a presentation highlighting the ongoing work of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in the area of data ethics and innovation.Please see website and flyer for details. 

Twenty years after the Belfast Agreement 1998: A young person’s guide to the future

Date: 25 April 2018

Venue: Queen's University Belfast

Please see website for details.

Conflict prevention through societal integration: Insights into the work of the High Commissioner on National Minorities

Date: 26 April 2018

Venue: University of Liverpool

Speaker: High Commissioner on National Minorities Lamberto Zannier

Please see flyer for details.

Brexit and Labour Rights under Trade Agreements: Neoliberal populism at work?

Date: 26 April 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London

Speaker: Professor Joo-Cheong Tham, Melbourne Law School; Director of the Electoral Regulation Research Network

Please see website for details.

Expert Seminar on Gender and the Judiciary

Date: 27 April 2018

Venue: Ghent University, Belgium

Please see flyer for details. 

EU Report on Fake News and Online Disinformation: Policy, law, and media responses

Date: 30 April 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London

Speakers: Professor Rasmus, Nielsen (University of Oxford; Director of Research, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism; Dr Dimitris Xenos, Lecturer in Law, University of Suffolk; Matthew Rogerson, Head of Public Policy at Guardian Media Group; Martin Rosenbaum, Executive Producer, BBC Political Programmes

Please see website for details.

Critical Conversation in Gender and Criminology Series Women as Victim-Offenders: Negotiating the paradox

Date: 30 April 2018

Venue: City, Univeristy of London

Organised by the Women, Crime and Criminal Justice Network (British Society of Criminology), supported by Department of Sociology, City, University of London and the University of Essex. Please see website for details.

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May

Are Advertisements Different from News? The legal making of press advertising in Britain, 1850-1914

Date: 1 May 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Speaker: Dr Anat Rosenberg, Radzyner School of Law, Israel; IALS Visiting Fellow

Please see website for details.

The Labour of Care: Work, law, and finance

Date: 1 May 2018

Venue: LSE, London

Please see website for details.

Re-imagining Family Law: The radical curriculum

Date: 1 May 2018

Venue: Birmingham Law School

Please see website for full details and registration.

Economic Evidence in Utilities Regulation: Delineating the boundaries of administrative discretion

Date: 2 May 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London

Speaker: Speaker: Dr Despoina Mantzari, University of Reading; IALS Visiting Fellow 2017

Please see website for details.

Social Justice in the Shadow of Grenfell

Date: 2 May 2018

Venue: Moot Court, Liberty Building, University of Leeds

Keynote speaker: Professor David Cowan

Please see website for details of this free event.

There's More to Life ... Work–Life Balance, the Value of the Arts, and Well-being

Date: 3 May 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Please see flyer and website for details. 

Race and Surveillance: A one-day conference

Date: 21 April 2018

Venue: School of Law, Birkbeck, London

Please see website for details and booking.

Miscarriages of Justice

Date: 5 May 2018

Venue: Bush House, King's College London, Strand, London

Please see attachment and programme for details.

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Frank Dawtry Memorial Annual Lecture 2018: Parole and prison controversies – what should happen now?

Date: 9 May 2018

Venue: School of Law, University of Leeds

Speaker: Professor Nick Hardwick

This is a British Academy of Forensic Sciences event. Please see website for details.

Postgraduate Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference

Date: 10 May 2018

Venue: Leicester Law School, University of Leicester

Theme: Looking to the Future and Beyond: New approaches to ADR

Please see flyer for details.

Criminal Law’s Role in Sustaining Civil Peace and Liberal Democracy

Date: 10 May 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Speaker: Professor Darryl Brown, O.M. Vicars Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law; IALS Visiting Fellow

Please see website for details.

UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference

Dates: 10–11 May 2018

Venue: Peter A Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Please see attachment for details. 

The Sexual Contract

Dates: 10–11 May 2018

Venue: School of Law and Politics, Cardiff

Keynote speakers: Professor Carole Pateman, UCLA, and Professor Joan Tronto, University of Minnesota

Please see website and programme for details. 

International Investment Law and NCD Prevention

Dates: 10–11 May 2018

Venue: University of Liverpool in London, Finsbury Square, London

Please see flyer for details. 

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How to get a PhD in Law: Day Three on researching, disseminating and publishing in the digital world

Date: 11 May 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Please see website for details.

Workers in the Modern Economy: Aspects of flexibility

Date: 11 May 2018

Venue: Kingston University

This it the Group for Employment Law and Policy's 8th annual conference. Please see flyer for details. 

Infrastructures of Injustice: Law and conflict: call for papers

Date: 11 May 2018

Venue: St Edmund's College, University of Cambridge

This Cambridge workshop is part of the Cambridge-Singapore-Princeton Network workshop series. Call closes: 11 May 2018. Please see webpage for details.

The Usability of Weather Forecasts for UK Drought Management: Interdisciplinary explorations of skill, risk and regulation

Date: 15 May 2018

Venue: Manor Road Social Science Building, University of Oxford.

Speaker: Dr Sophie Haines, University of Oxford

This is a Regulation Discussion Group event. See attachment for details.

Embodied Gender/Sex Identity: What is it and how does it form?

Date: 16 May 2018

Venue: School of Law, University of Leeds

Speaker: Professor Anne Fausto Sterling, Brown University

This is the Centre for Law and Social Justice Annual Lecture 2018. Please see website for details.

Law and the Precarious Home: Socio-legal perspectives on the home in insecure times

Date: 17 May 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London

Chair: Professor Diamond Ashiagbor, IALS

Editors: Professor Helen Carr, Kent Law School; Professor Brendan Edgeworth, University of New South Wales; Professor Caroline Hunter, York Law School

Discussants: Emeritus Professor Alison Clarke, University of Surrey; Professor Professor David Cowan, University of Bristol Law School; Professor Becky Tunstall, University of York

This is the IALS Book Forum, co-hosted by Kent Law School. Please see website for details.

Dirty Money: New insights and emergent issues – PGR/ECR conference

Dates: 17–18 May 2018

Venue: Queen Mary University of London

Please see attachment for details. 

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Socio-Legal Sources and Methods in Family and Social Welfare Law: booking open

Date: 18 May 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Who should attend: This day is aimed at PhD/MPhil researchers, early career academics and policy researchers.
Speakers include: Prof Anne Barlow, Exeter University; Prof Helen Stalford, University of Liverpool; Prof Phil Fennell, Cardiff University; Jaime Lindsey, Essex University; Prof Rosie Harding, University of Birmingham; Dr Julie Doughty, Cardiff University; Jonathan Sims and Ben Hadley, British Library; Maria Bell, Law Librarian, London School of Economics

This event is organised jointly by the SLSA, IALS and the British Library. Please see website for details and booking.

Voice through Law: Navigating and negotiating Brexit as a resident EU citizen

Date: 18 May 2018

Venue: University of Liverpool in London Campus

Please see poster for details.

Placeless People: Writing, rights and refugees – John Coffin Memorial Annual Lecture

Date: 22 May 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Speaker: Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge, Professor of Modern Literature and History, School of History, University of East Anglia

Chair: Professor Philippe Sands QC, Professor of Law, Faculty of Laws, University College London

Hosted by: Professor Diamond Ashiagbor, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Please see website for details.

Regulating the Zika Virus

Date: 22 May 2018

Venue: Manor Road Social Science Building, University of Oxford.

Speaker: Professor Javier Lezaun, University of Oxford

This is a Regulation Discussion Group event. See attachment for details.

Joining the Circle: Capturing the zeitgeist of ‘big tech’ companies, social media speech and privacy,

Date: 23 May 2018

Venue: Inner Temple, London

One-day panel session organised by Professor Robin Barnes (Global Institute of Freedom and Awareness)and Peter Coe (Aston University). Please see invitation for details. Places are limited, so please book as soon as possible.

Implementing TEF: The updated teaching excellence and student outcomes framework in HE

Date: 23 May 2018

Venue: Central London

Please see website for details.

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19th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law

Dates: 23–25 May 2018

Venue: Örebro University, Sweden

Please see attachment for details. 

UK Association for European Law: An Introduction to our National Rapporteurs and their FIDE Reports

Dates: 23–26 May 2018

Venue: Estoril, Portugal

Please see flyer for details.

Rethinking Legal Education: Lord Upjohn Lecture by Professor William Twining

Date: 24 May 2018

Venue: City Law School, London

Please see flyer for details.

This is an Association of Law Teachers event.

Labour Market Policy and Labour Law Reform: tensions and Opportunities

Date: 25 May 2018

Venue: University of Warwick

Workshop organised jointly by Warwick Law School in conjunction with Warwick Business School and the Warwick Network CREW (Connecting Research on Work and Employment). Please see website for details and preliminary programme.

Regulating Illegal Wildlife Trade

Date: 29 May 2018

Venue: Manor Road Social Science Building, University of Oxford.

Speaker: Michael t’ Sas-Rolfes, University of Oxford

This is a Regulation Discussion Group event. See attachment for details.

Ways of Knowing: Epistemology and law

Date: 31 May 2018

Venue: University of Westminster, London

Hosted by The Westminster Law and Theory Lab in association with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London. Please see the website and preliminary programme (with abstracts) for details.

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The Responsible Consumer in the Digital Age: International and Nordic perspectives on consumer financial protection

Dates: 31 May–1 June 2018

Venue: University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Please see website for details. 

Refugee Protection in Restrictive Time: Challenges and ways forward – postgraduate conference

Date: 31 May 2018

Venue: Human Rights Centre, Queen's University Belfast

Please see facebook page for details.

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June

Annual Socio-Legal Lecture: All Injuries are relational – individual legal consciousness reconsidered

Date: 4 June 2018

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Speaker: Professor David Engel, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, University at Buffalo School of Law, State University of New York

Please see website for details.

The Algorithmic Battle

Date: 4 June 2018

Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle

Speakers: Professor Lilian Edwards, Chair of e-Governance, University of Strathclyde and Gianclaudio Malgieri, PhD Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Brussels

Please see flyer for details.

Removing Safe Spaces: Terrorism, communication and international human rights

Date: 4 June 2018

Venue: Leeds Beckett University

Keynote: Lord Carlile of Berriew QC CBE

Please see website for details.

Police use of Body-Worn Cameras and the Prosecution of Domestic Abuse: Policy, practice and research

Date: 5 June 2018

Venue: Leeds University Business School

Please see website for details.

Hybrid Data Governance in the Cloud

Date: 5 June 2018

Venue: Manor Road Social Science Building, University of Oxford.

Speaker: Dr Asma Vranaki, Department of Law, University of Bristol

This is a Regulation Discussion Group event. See attachment for details.

Understanding Implicit Bias and Policing Conference

Dates: 4–5 June 2018

Venue: University of Sheffield

Hosted by the Centre for Criminological Research and the Law and Diversity Working Group of the University of Sheffield School of LawPlease see website for further details.

A Civilizing Moment? Reflecting on 150 years since the abolition of public execution

Date: 6 June 2018

Venue: Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle

Speakers: Dr James Gregory (University of Plymouth) and Dr Lizzie Seal (University of Sussex)

Please see flyer for details. 

Neurolaw Workshop

Date: 6 June 2018

Venue: Nottingham Trent University

Please see attachment for details.

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Joint Meeting of the LSA and CLSA

Dates: 7–10 June 2018

Venue: Toronto Canada

Please see website for details. 

16th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology

Dates: 10–14 June 2018

Venue: City University, Hong Kong

Please see website for details. 

Brexit and EU Law: A way forward

Date: 11 June 2018

Venue: School of Law, University of Leeds

Keynote speaker: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

Please see webpage for details.

WG Hart Legal Workshop 2018: Building a 21st Century Bill of Rights

Dates: 11–12 June 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London

Please see attachment for details of call and confirmed speakers. 

Access to Justice and Legal Services: call for papers and registration now open

Dates: 11–13 June 2018

Venue: University College London Faculty of Laws, Bentham House

Please see website for details. 

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Abolitionist Futures: Building social justice not criminal justice

Dates: 14–18 June 2018

Venue: Birkbeck, University of London

Please see website for details. 

The Uses and Futures of Interdisciplinary Legal Studies

Date: 15 June 2018

Venue: University of Kent, Canterbury

Please see flyer for details. 

The future of Europe after 2020: challenges and expectations

Date: 15 June 2018

Venue: Nottingham Trent University

Please see poster and call for details. Closing date: 30 April 2018.

Elder Law and its Discontents, Tel Aviv

Dates: 18–19 June 2018

Venue: Tel Aviv University, Israel

Please see flyer for details. 

Women in Education 2018

Date: 20 June 2018

Venue: Central London

Please see website for details and registration.

Building Collaborations Locally: Applying a health justice partnerships model to law clinics

Date: 20 June 2018

Venue: Nottingham Trent University

Speaker: Dr Liz Curran, Australian National University

Please see website for details.

Symposium on Law, Compassion, Dignity, and Vulnerability

Date: 21 June 2018

Venue: Institute of Advance Legal Studies, London

Please see website for details.

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Towards Gender Equality: Clashes in law

Date: 22 June 2018

Venue: School of Law, Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex, Brighton

Please see flyer for details. 

Children, Rights and Childhood: Expo and launch event 2018: call for research posters

Date: 22 June 2018

Venue: The Suites, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 4 May 2018.

Legal Education and Training Review: 5 years on, Leeds: 2nd call for papers

Date: 25 June 2018

Venue: Leeds Law School, Leeds Beckett University

Please see attachment for details. Call closes: 2 May 2018.

International Conference on Cultural and Global Criminology: Global issues, cultural perspectives 

Dates: 27–29 June 2018

Venue: University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

Please see website for details. 

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July

The Times and Temporality of International Human Rights Law

Date: 2 July 2018

Venue: School of Law, Queen's University Belfast

Keynote speaker: Professor Samuel Moyn, Yale University

Please see poster and website for further details. This event is supported by the SLSA via our Seminar Competition.

National Centre for Research Methods: Research methods festival 2018

Dates: 3–5 July 2018

Venue: University of Bath

Please see webpage for details.

gLAWcal Summer Institute

Date: 7 July–4 August 2018

Venue: Beijing, China

Please see attachment for details.

Post-Legislative Scrutiny

Date: 10 July 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Please see website for details. 

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August

The Impact of Law on Transnational Families' Staying, Moving and Settling: call for papers

Dates: 14–17 August 2018

Venue: European Association of Social Anthropologists conference, Stockholm University, Sweden

Please see website for details. Closing date: 9 June 2018.

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September

21st Annual Dilemmas for Human Services International Research Conference

Date: 10–11 September 2018

Venue: University of Northampton

Please see website for details. Cl

RCSL and ISA Joint Meeting: Law and citizenship beyond the state

Dates: 10–13 September 2018

Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

Please see website for details. 

African Studies Association UK Conference

Dates: 11–13 September 2018

Venue: University of Birmingham

Papers are invited for the African Feminist Judgments stream and the Customary Law and Legal Pluralism stream. Please see flyer and website for further details. 

Affirmative Action and the Sustainable Development Goal of Gender Equality

Dates: 22–23 September 2018

Venue: Tamil Nadu Law School,Tiruchirappalli, India 

This event is organised in collaboration with Oxford Human Rights Hub, Oxford University. Please see website for details. 

The Development of Abortion Rights in a Changing Europe

Date: 28 September 2018

Venue: Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

Please see flyer for details. Call extended until 25 April 2018.

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October

IV CINETS Conference 2018: Mobility and security in an era of globalization – crimmigration at a crossroads?: call for papers

Dates: 5–6 October 2018

Venue: Queen Mary, University of London

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 30 June 2018.

Infrastructures of Injustice: Cambridge-Singapore-Princeton Network workshop series: call for papers

Dates: 26–27 October 2018

Venue: St Edmund's College, Cambridge

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 11 May 2018.

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November

ESRC Festival of Social Science, nationwide: call for applications

Dates: 3–10 November 2018

Venues: nationwide, but applications for events in Swindon, London and Wales are particluarly welcome

Please see website for details. Closing date: 1 June 2018.


December

LSAANZ Annual Conference: call for papers

Dates: 12–15 December 2018

Venue: Legal Intersections Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia

Theme: Inclusion, exclusion and democracy

The SLSA and Canadian Law and Society Association are co-sponsors of this event. Please see website for details. The call for papers is now open. See flyer for details. Closing date: 6 July 2018.

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2019


May

20th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law: call for papers

Dates: 23–25 May 2019

Venue: Instituto Jurídico da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra (UCILeR - University of Coimbra Institute for Legal Research), Coimbra, Portugal

Theme: The limits of law

Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 15 January 2019.


2020


June

Genocide and Law: Communicating through visual arts and language: call for papers

Dates: 26–28 June 2020

Venue: Poznan, Poland

This is the 21st International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law and the 15th Conference on Legal Translation and Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics. Please see flyer for details. Closing date for abstracts: 28 February 2020.